TV reporting is not an easy job and it’s definitely much more difficult when the reporter has to stay focused even in the freakiest of times.
Texas' KDFW reporter Shannon Murray didn’t even pause for a second when a large spider made an unexpected appearance on live television by crawling onto her arm from over her shoulder.
Murray was reporting on workers protesting at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport when the creepy incident took place. As the spider made the journey from her shoulder to her bare arm, the stoic reporter completely ignored it and went ahead with her reporting.
As soon as the segment ended, viewers pointed out the creepy crawler to the TV station. The video was then released by the station and has since then gone viral.
“For those asking, yes I felt it. But I had no idea it was a spider until a viewer let me know on Facebook. EEK!” Murray wrote on Facebook.
People on social media applauded the woman for her undeterred reporting.
“Had that been me, there would have been a news segment about me burning the news room!” Lissett Reynaga commented.
“How did she not totally lose it?! I would have thrown myself into traffic if that happened to me!” said Courtney Lynch.
Amber Horton, another commenter, said, “Oh my gosh, I would have freaked out the second I knew a spider was on me... How she stayed professional and calm like that is beyond me. Kudos for her courage!”
This is not the first time a creepy insect has made a TV debut. In 2015, weatherman Brad Wills was reporting about San Diego weather when a big bug decided to accompany him.
THIS. JUST. HAPPENED. I knew I felt something on me!! ?? pic.twitter.com/1Xn7YIfp1p— Shannon Murray (@ShannonMFox4) July 26, 2017
Hope you didn't get stung girl. You are a real trooper!— Terry A. Jones (@texasmalenurse) July 27, 2017
Omg, I would embarrassed the heck out of myself dancing tho get that thing off.— Jennifer Waugh (@DragonroseJen) July 27, 2017
OMG STOP RIGHT NOW ?? good thing you didn't notice on air, I would've freaked out girl!— Geena Arevalo (@geenaarevalo) July 26, 2017
Banner/Thumbnail: Reuters, Daniel Munoz